GSU Building Efficiency Overview
With 7,750 students and more than 1000 employees, Governors State University (GSU), is committed to contributing positively to the society and environment of the region it serves. To meet this commitment, the university recently partnered with Energy Systems Group (ESG) for an energy audit and the implementation of energy conservation measures.
The energy performance agreement with ESG guarantees that energy and operational savings over a 10-year period will cover the cost of building improvements. ESG projects that GSU’s carbon footprint will be reduced by more than 3,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
These improvements maintain the university’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility as affirmed by GSU President Dr. Elaine P. Maimon who signed the “American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment” in 2008. In doing so, Maimon joined nearly 500 other presidents nationwide in recognizing the unprecedented scale and speed of global warming and its potential for large-scale, adverse health, social, economic, and ecological effects.